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Beginning a startup business

Starting a business overseas offers unique opportunities to grow and scale a startup company.

Many entrepreneurs are searching for the best country to start a business as a foreigner, and Bahrain provides many advantages to international startups.

The heart of an emerging startup region

Bahrain’s ecosystem and strategic location at the heart of the GCC makes it the perfect environment for startups to find all the management tools and resources to test, launch, grow, and scale to the regional market.

Bahraini startups on the rise

The number of startups has grown at a CAGR of 46.2% over the past 3 years.

Bahrain’s startup scene is expanding at a rapid pace and includes companies within software development, eCommerce, cybersecurity, health, and FinTech.

100% foreign ownership

Bahrain offers multiple benefits to entrepreneurs who launch a startup company, including 100% foreign ownership, zero taxes, cost competitiveness as well as an attractive regulatory environment and an ecosystem which has been designed to incubate startups and give support in scaling a business.

Active and Supportive Startup Community

Numerous organisations are ready to assist your startup company from the very beginning, offering startup funding, management expertise, assistance with growing your revenue, and help as you move to scale. The entities listed here can give tremendous support if you’re wondering how to start your company or how to get funding for a business in Bahrain.

Accelerators, incubators & work spaces

Accelerators, incubators & work spaces

C5 Accelerate
CH9
Level Z
The Hive
Brinc
Rukn

Funding and venture capital

Supporting entities

Supporting entities

BDB
Tamkeen
MOICT
EDB
UNIDO

Community, meetups & workshops

Community, meetups & workshops

Rowad majlis
Startup MGZN
Tamkeen

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Supporting corporates

Supporting corporates

Batelco
Zain
Microsoft

Who’s here

Each startup company listed below has benefitted from the friendly startup business landscape of Bahrain.

StartUp Bahrain is a community initiative that brings together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions, and the Bahrain Government, to promote startup culture in Bahrain.

Learn more about StartUp Bahrain

Additional resources

Growing a startup company requires a lot of time and resources. Make the most of that  time by taking a look at what these organisations have to offer, from funding for startups to strategies for attracting customers and additional support as you scale your business.

Tamkeen

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Sijilat Commercial
Registration portal

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C5 Capital

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Rowad funding

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Tenmou

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Brinc IoT Hub

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Get in touch

EDB Bahrain offers expert support which can reduce the time it takes when launching or growing your startup business.

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Manager

Enquire today